Aruba News 1
Aruba News 1. Below we offer a synthesis of some of the most prominent and important news during the month of August 2015
Aruba Convention Bureau
Costa Rica Visit
Promoting the meetings and incentive market, the Aruba Convention Bureau recently organized an event in Costa Rica with Copa Airlines which was a lunch presentation for their corporate clients aimed at bringing group business to the island. ACB also participated in the first edition of LAMITE for Latin American meeting planners, sponsoring a breakfast presentation at the opening, followed by one-on-one appointments.
After meeting Aruba Tourism Authority representatives at the ITB in Berlin 2015, Johan van Rijswijck and Sylvia Nederhoff of Sapa Pana, a Dutch tour operator in the affluent Latin American market, visited Aruba. Staying at the Bucuti & Tara Resorts and Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, they were impressed by Aruba’s service level, hospitality and safety. They are adding Aruba to their travel program, combining it with a Latin American destination.
Based on Tripadvisor rankings, CNN has named Aruba’s Natural Pool one of the “World’s 12 best spots for wild swimming”. The list included spots in Italy, Mexico, Ecuador, Iceland, South Pacific, Scotland, Australia, Madagascar, Thailand and the US.
Caribbean Journal named Palm Beach, Aruba, #4 in the top 10 best Caribbean beaches for weddings. It was described as the flagship beach in Aruba, a little northwest of the capital, Oranjestad, with a cluster of great hotels, from the Hyatt Regency to the Aruba Marriott.
Aruba Tourism Authority was named a finalist in the World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market (WTM), among 37 organizations chosen across 12 categories. Said Justin Francis, Managing Director of Responsible Travel, “The organizations in the list really prove that responsible tourism is viable and can be successful in all types of tourism, from niche to mainstream.” Voting is currently underway for the Awards’ only publically-decided category, the People’s Choice in Responsible Tourism in association with National Geographic Traveller (UK) magazine, with the winners to be announced at WTM in London on November 4.
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